Posted by: ARServices on Aug 30, 2021
Alexandria , VA
ARServices is looking for an experienced, dynamic leader and Project Manager to support the Department of Veterans Affairs Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and Office of Transition and Economic Development (OTED) Support Services contract. TAP supports over 200,000 Servicemembers that leave military service and return to life as civilians. TAP is an overarching program implemented by each of the military services (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard) to provide transition assistance, information, training, counseling, and services to eligible service members to enable them to be career-ready upon separation, retirement, or release from active duty.
The right person will be a confident and knowledgeable Project Manager with 10 or more years of experience in policy analysis, Veteran matters, and policy development and implementation. Previous experience managing people is mandatory.
The work is temporarily remote to accommodate COVID guidelines; some (part-time) presence on client site (Washington, D.C.) or ARServices space likely after COVID restrictions are lifted.
Serve as primary Point-of-Contact for the customer and Prime contractor on all matter related to daily project management including allocation of resources, staffing, financial management, and delivery of support Serve as a senior advisor to the customer in the areas of policy (especially legislative policy), governance, and grants management Provide project leadership including hiring of staff, providing Demonstrated experience managing a project to schedule and budget, including identifying and pro-actively managing constraints, conflicts, and risks Organize work, allocate resources, track progress, review draft products and deliverables, and ensure timely communication of work and issues to customers, Prime, and other stakeholders Use state-of-the-art project management tools and best practices to deliver services efficiently and effectively Manage and motivate staff to deliver high-quality work and exceptional customer service Ensure compliance with administrative requirements of the project Complete internal administrative duties such as timely reporting, approval of leave and timecards, expense reimbursement, and monthly internal reporting requirements.
Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university 10+ years of professional experience in public policy and program implementation, preferably at the Federal level 3+ years of experience leading project teams in a consulting business In-depth knowledge of Veteran issues, VA policies and programs, governance, and program design, development, and implementation Strong customer relations skills including ability to form partnership and working relationships with Prime contractor and other subcontractors Desire to mentor and develop others A keen understanding of the legislative process and political landscape
Ability to assess requirements, organize resources, set priorities, and ensure high-quality delivery of technical services Demonstrated experience meeting deadlines and ensuring the team has what they need to meet theirs Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and co-lead projects with other project managers, with multiple stakeholder Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident or EAD to obtain and maintain a NACI (National Agency Check with Inquiries) Public Trust Clearance
Masters degree in relevant field and/or relevant certification Prior experience support Transition Assistance Program at VA or one of the other Federal partners Prior experience on Capitol Hill PMP® Excellent writing and presentation/speaking skills, including training and/or experience in facilitation
ARServices is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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